Image for blog post Almond Industry Honey Bee Pollination

Australia’s rapidly growing almond industry needs more beehives. But meeting that demand is is proving a complex issue for beekeepers. Australia’s almond industry is expecting a record crop this season, despite hail damage early on and droughts across many regions. But almond trees don’t make almonds without an essential support service: honey bee pollination. And…

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Image for blog post University of Western Australia Honey bee research

Do you know about the extensive honey bee research program underway at the University of Western Australia? You should! In March 2017 the University of Western Australia posted an exiting announcement on their University News page. The apt headline “New Honey Bee research centre to create a buzz” heralded the new Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)…

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Audio Speakers Beehive Removal and Re-home Feature Image

Speaker Beehives: Ian Tackles Another Huge Beehive Removal and Re-home Job. Recently Ian tackled another bemusing, but not all that surprising, beehive removal. Two very established and very cranky colonies had taken up residence in a PA system that was stored outside. One inside each giant speaker! You can see why these bees thought these…

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Monster Beehive North Perth Bee2Bee Beekeeping Supplies Feral Bees Aggressive Honey Bees

Aggressive honey bees are often feared. But beekeepers successfully keep such bees all over the world, and there are benefits. Many people fear being chased down by a swarm of aggressive honey bees. In Australia, however, the three sub-species of European honey bee present are known for their gentleness. Yet at the same time feral…

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Blog post: European Honey Bee Sub-Species in Australia

Several European honey bee sub-species have been buzzing about Australia since the 1800s. Many environmental factors always influence the temperament and honey output of a beehive. But if you’re getting started, it’s useful to know a little about some intriguing variations in the European honey bee. Many sub-species of Apis Mellifera developed with the different climactic conditions of…

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AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Program

Exciting Australian research from AgriFutures™ Honey Bee & Pollination Program. In their extensive media release at the end of 2018, AgriFutures were buzzing about the results from their Honey  Bee & Pollination Program. “Australia’s  12,400 beekeepers are one-step closer to breeding varroa-resistant bees and trapping the serious and pervasive small hive beetle (SHB), as a…

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An Apiarist in Training- Learning How to Re-home a Beehive

Tommy gets some training in re-homing bee swarms and feral beehives. It’s been a busy summer for swarm and hive removals and we’ve got plenty of video to post over the coming weeks. Here Ian is teaching our warehouse hand Tommy how to move a swarm (this one was right outside our warehouse, how convenient!)…

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